Additional checks

Every 1,000 km or before long journeys, check and top up if required:

❒ engine coolant fluid level;
❒ brake fluid level;
❒ windscreen washer fluid level;
❒ tyre pressure and conditions.

Every 3,000 km check and top up if required: engine oil level.

You are recommended to use FL Selenia products, designed and produced specifically for Fiat cars (see table Capacities in section Technical specifications).

IMPORTANT - Engine oil

Should prevailing use of the car be under one of the following specially heavy conditions:

❒ trailer or caravan towing;
❒ dusty roads;
❒ short distances (less than 7-8 km) repeated and with external temperatures below zero;
❒ frequently idling engines or long distance low speed driving (e.g. taxis or door-to-door deliveries) or in case of a long term inactivity;

replace engine oil more frequently than required on Service schedule.

IMPORTANT - Air cleaner

If the car is used on dusty roads change the air cleaner more frequently than the indications in the Service schedule.

If in doubt as to how often the engine oil and air cleaner should be changed according to how you use the car, contact a Fiat Dealership.

IMPORTANT - Pollen filter

If the vehicle is used frequently in dusty or heavily polluted environments it is advisable to replace the filtering element more frequently; in particular it should be replaced if a reduction of the amount of air admitted to the passenger compartment is noted.

IMPORTANT - Diesel filter

The possibility of topping up with diesel fuel not complying with EN590 European Norm might make it necessary to replace the filter more frequently than indicated in the Service schedule.

IMPORTANT - Battery

The charge in the battery should be checked at the start of winter to limit the risk of electrolyte freezing.

This check should be carried out more frequently if the car is used mainly for short trips, or if it is fitted with accessories that permanently absorb electricity even with the ignition key removed, especially in the case of after market accessories. If the car is used in hot climates or particularly harsh conditions it is wise to check the level of the battery fluid (electrolyte) more frequently than specified in the Service schedule in this section.

Car maintenance should be entrusted to Fiat Dealership. For routine and minor maintenance operations you wish to carry out yourself, always make sure you have the proper equipment, genuine Fiat spare parts and the necessary fluids; do not however carry out these operations if you have no experience.

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